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Lightning strikes in Selah, Washington!

By Eugene Lightning, 08/12/19, 10:15AM PDT

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8.12.19  Lightning strikes in Selah, WA (literally!).  Eugene Lightning ‘03 wins the 16/18 Gold Bracket in Selah, WA at Hot August Nights, going 5-0 on the weekend despite a severe thunderstorm & lightning delay that pushed all games to Saturday. The team started play on Saturday at 5:30pm with 4 pool play games and played all through the night, taking home the championship at 6:45am on Sunday morning.  Lightning scored 36 runs and allowed only 3 runs in the tournament. Ella Swangard and Kaitlyn Kurtz led the way offensively, each with multiple extra base hits during the weekend. Nicki Derrick led the way in the circle averaging 10 strikeouts per game. The championship game was a hard fought 1-0 battle that was capped off by the international tie-breaker. Natalie Vanderploeg hit a single to the right side to score Ray Litle from 3rd base for the win. Great way to end the season Lightning! 


Lightning '03 with championship trophy (gold bracket) at Hot August Nights in Selah, WA.